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Author: Ben Outhwaite

Ben Outhwaite

Ben is National Club Golfer's Marketing Editor and the latest addition to our golf equipment review team.

He specialises in testing golf bags, beginner golf club sets, apparel and golf accessories. He also collates our buying guides so you know which are the latest and greatest bits of golf equipment on the market.

Ben picked up his first golf club when he was five years old – which was in fact a left-handed set of clubs!

He is a member at Rudding Park Golf Club and has a handicap of fifteen.

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Dundonald Links: A true championship experience

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Dundonald Links: A true championship experience

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Berkhamsted: A bunkerless playground in Hertfordshire

Courses and Travel

Berkhamsted: A bunkerless playground in Hertfordshire

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Pyle & Kenfig golf course review

Courses and Travel

Pyle & Kenfig: Home to breathtaking views

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Callaway All Over Chev Print Polo review

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Dundonald Links: A true championship experience

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Dundonald Links: A true championship experience

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Berkhamsted: A bunkerless playground in Hertfordshire

Courses and Travel

Berkhamsted: A bunkerless playground in Hertfordshire

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Pyle & Kenfig golf course review

Courses and Travel

Pyle & Kenfig: Home to breathtaking views

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Callaway All Over Chev Print Polo review

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Callaway All Over Chev Print Polo review

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Callaway All Over Chev Print Shorts review

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MacGregor Mac 7.0 9.5" stand bag review

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MacGregor Mac 4.0 6.5″ flip stand bag review

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Little Aston: The premier club in the Midlands

Courses and Travel

Little Aston: The premier club in the Midlands

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Little Aston: The premier club in the Midlands

Courses and Travel

Pitlochry: The Switzerland of Scotland

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Glenmuir Zip Cairn waterproof golf gilet review

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Glenmuir Pitlochry golf polo shirt review

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Glenmuir Pitlochry golf polo shirt review

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Glenmuir Wick lightweight performance golf midlayer review

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Glenmuir Wick lightweight performance golf midlayer review

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Sunderland Aspen showerproof golf midlayer review

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Sunderland Aspen showerproof golf midlayer review

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Seascale: A traditional links maintained to the highest standards

Courses and Travel

Seascale: A traditional links maintained to the highest standards

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Workington: A splendid parkland course on the shores of the Lake District

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Workington: A splendid parkland course on the shores of the Lake District

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Seaton Carew: The jewel on industrial Teesside that is outstandingly consistent

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Seaton Carew: The jewel on industrial Teesside that is outstandingly consistent

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Yelverton: A delightful moorland course that poses a challenge to golfers of all standards

Courses and Travel

Yelverton: A delightful moorland course that poses a challenge to golfers of all standards

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Best golf holes in Yorkshire

Courses and Travel

Headingley: Featuring many wonderful views and an abundance of wildlife

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Glenmuir Elgin golf sweater review

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Glenmuir Elgin golf sweater review

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Sunderland Anton gilet review

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Sunderland Anton gilet review

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Sutton Coldfield: Superbly conditioned greens, firm tight fairways... and the occasional herd of cows!

Courses and Travel

Sutton Coldfield: Superbly conditioned greens, firm tight fairways… and the occasional herd of cows!

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Southerness: As peaceful a place as you could wish to find yourself

Courses and Travel

Southerness: As peaceful a place as you could wish to find yourself

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The shocking true cost of playing GB&I's top 50 courses: Are golfers being priced out?

Courses and Travel

Trump International: A truly special – but challenging – golf links

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Golspie: A truly special course that never disappoints

Courses and Travel

Golspie: A truly special course that never disappoints

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Cleveland Launcher XL drivers

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Fortrose & Rosemarkie: One of Braid's best-kept secrets

Courses and Travel

Fortrose & Rosemarkie: One of Braid’s best-kept secrets

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golf socks

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golf snoods

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Best golf snoods

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thorpeness golf club

Courses and Travel

Thorpeness: A glorious Braid heathland by the Suffolk sea

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Best golf speakers

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Best golf speakers

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Titleist TSR drivers

Buying Guides

Best Titleist Drivers 2024

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Callaway Stormfleece Pro Jacket review

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Callaway Stormfleece Pro Jacket review

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Farah Hoxie Polo Shirt review

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Farah Hoxie Polo Shirt review

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Stuburt Evolution Tech Padded Gilet review

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Stuburt Evolution Tech Padded Gilet review

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OceanTee Slim Fit Beluga Waterproof Jacket review

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OceanTee Slim Fit Beluga Waterproof Jacket review

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Callaway Eco Stripe Fleece Quarter-Zip Pullover review

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Callaway Eco Stripe Fleece Quarter-Zip Pullover review

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Callaway Premium Puffer Vest review

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Callaway Premium Puffer Vest review

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Callaway Big & Tall Allover Tie Dye Foulard Print Golf Polo review

Apparel

Callaway Big & Tall Allover Tie Dye Foulard Print Golf Polo review

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Sun Mountain Two5 carry bag review

Accessories

Sun Mountain Two5 Plus carry bag review

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Ocean Tee Men's Slim Fit Manta mid-layer review

Apparel

Ocean Tee Men’s Slim Fit Manta Mid-Layer review

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2023 Rules of Golf rules disputes

Buying Guides

Where to buy the Official Guide to the Rules of Golf 2023

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Farah Parka Showerproof Jacket review

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Farah Parka Showerproof Jacket review

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Stuburt Sport Tech Long Sleeve Polo Shirt review

Apparel

Stuburt Sport Tech Long Sleeve Polo Shirt review

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The best clubs for beginner golfers? Cleveland Golf Package Set review

The best clubs for beginner golfers? Cleveland Golf Package Set review

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pga championship winners

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How Mickelson changed his life thanks to coffee

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Ganton: A simply magical inland links course

Courses and Travel

Ganton: A simply magical inland links course

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TaylorMade irons

Buying Guides

Trolley or carry? Make sure you have the right bag for you

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Golf ball on the green with stunning sunset sky and anonymous golfer wearing golf shoes and holding club

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Spiked vs spikeless golf shoes: Which should you be picking?

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Should you be using a GPS or laser?

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Should you be using a GPS or laser?

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Canterbury: A hidden inland gem set in the glorious English countryside

Courses and Travel

Canterbury: A hidden inland gem set in the glorious English countryside

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Cameron Smith WITB

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Get the look: Cameron Smith

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Ashburnham golf course review

Courses and Travel

Ashburnham: An extraordinary links course that will have you yearning for more

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The best golf package sets to get you started in the game

Buying Guides

The best golf package sets to get you started in the game

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Hurlston Hall

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Hurlston Hall to host record-breaking Women’s Masters

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Beat the summer heat with these must-have accessories for the club golfer

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Beat the summer heat with these must-have accessories for the club golfer

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TaylorMade P790 irons

Buying Guides

Blade or cavity back irons – which should you be gaming?

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Tenby: The archetypal birthplace of Welsh golf

Courses and Travel

Tenby: The archetypal birthplace of Welsh golf

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St Andrews Celebration of Light

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Celebrate the 150th Open in style with this stunning range of merchandise

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England's Top 100 Courses

Courses and Travel

Royal Birkdale: An irresistible links that is simply one of the best in the world

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Piltdown: The Sussex heathland with a colourful history

Courses and Travel

Piltdown: The Sussex heathland with a colourful history

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Piltdown: The Sussex heathland with a colourful history

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Gullane No 2: The crispest links with a backdrop like you've never seen before

Courses and Travel

Gullane No 2: The crispest links with a backdrop like you’ve never seen before

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Duff House Royal

Courses and Travel

Duff House Royal: A MacKenzie masterpiece on the North Sea

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PGA National Sultan golf course review

Club

PGA National Pro-Am returns with huge prizes at stake

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Luffenham Heath: Remote, untouched, and full of lush green backdrops on every hole

Courses and Travel

Luffenham Heath: Remote, untouched, and full of lush green backdrops on every hole

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Southport & Ainsdale golf course review

Courses and Travel

Southport & Ainsdale: An England’s Golf Coast classic with a rich Ryder Cup history

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Royal Dornoch: Spellbinding, timeless, and quite something to behold

Courses and Travel

Royal Dornoch: Spellbinding, timeless, and quite something to behold

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Slingsby Golf Academy announces winner to compete in star-studded pro-am at Wentworth

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Slingsby Golf Academy announces winner to compete in star-studded pro-am at Wentworth

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Moray Old: A quintessential links golf with a rich history

Courses and Travel

Moray Old: A quintessential links golf with a rich history

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best golf holes

Courses and Travel

Castletown: Links golf in its purest form

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Lundin Links: A beautiful and modern links with features galore

Courses and Travel

Lundin Links: A beautiful and modern links with features galore

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Sherwood Forest: Simply one of the best inland courses in the country

Courses and Travel

Sherwood Forest: Simply one of the best inland courses in the country

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Machynys Peninsula: A must-play modern Welsh links

Courses and Travel

Machynys Peninsula: A must-play modern Welsh links

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Moortown: The original Ryder Cup host's history-laden past is a gift that keeps giving

Courses and Travel

Moortown: The original Ryder Cup host’s history-laden past is a gift that keeps giving

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Longniddry: A modern inland links shaped by some of golf architecture's biggest names

Longniddry: A modern inland links shaped by some of golf architecture’s biggest names

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Kington: A unique course that's an absolute must-play for the discerning golfer

Courses and Travel

Kington: A unique course that’s an absolute must-play for the discerning golfer

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Welshpool: A course that offers everything a golfer could possibly need

Courses and Travel

Welshpool: A course that offers everything a golfer could possibly need

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Brora: A northerly links haven with marvellous holes aplenty

Courses and Travel

Brora: A northerly links haven with marvellous holes aplenty

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PGA National Sultan golf course review

Club

Europe’s largest pro-am set to return in 2022 with huge prizes at stake

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Dunbar Golf Club review 3rd

Courses and Travel

Dunbar: An immensely entertaining yet decidedly challenging links

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Turnberry King Robert the Bruce golf course review

Courses and Travel

Turnberry King Robert The Bruce: More Ebert magic at one of golf’s grandest resorts

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Trump Turnberry Ailsa golf course review

Courses and Travel

Turnberry Ailsa: Esteemed the world over by the very best in golf

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